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Antioch University                                                              Diploma, June 2020

  • Master of Arts in Education

  • Certificate in Sexuality Education

Cortiva Institute Seattle                                                     Diploma, April 2015

  • 750 Hour COMTA Accredited                                    Clinic, Oct 2014-Mar 2015

  • GPA: 3.6                                                                        

University of Denver                                                           Bachelor of Arts, November 2010

  • Major: Anthropology                                      

  • Minor: Psychology

  • Overall GPA:  3.5

  • GPA in Major:  3.8


PRIOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS                                                                                      

March 31, 2020 Catalyst Counseling

Training for Catalyst Counseling that covered the intersection of autism, neurodiversity, sensory issues and human sexuality. 


April 12, 2021 SexualiTea Podcast

Podcast that covered the intersection of autism, neurodiversity, and human sexuality. 

October 9-10, 2021 PNW Sex Therapy Collective Autism and Sexuality

December 1, 2021 Whole Body Revolution Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism 

December 7, 2021 ISEE Sex on the Spectrum: An Overview of Sexuality and Autism.


March 24-March 25 2022 Modern Path Modified 5 Part Class Series  


March 29, 2022 Sex-Positive Los Angeles ‘Let’s Talk About Sex(Positivity)’ Topics covered: neurodivergence, socializing, and sexuality


July 13, 2022 AASECT Gender Diverse SIG Vestibular Systems Role in Development of Self

July 30, 2022 Oh Hi Collective Queer on the Spectrum: Autism and Sexuality 

Arc of King County (mix of speaking on panels and speaking at a conference)

(note: many of these speaking engagements were co-hosted by the Arc of King County and other organizations such as the Seattle Children’s Hospital, UW Autism Center, and Gender Diversity)

May 27, 2018 430-630 Gender Diversity Panel at Seattle Children’s Hospital Arc of King County 

August 25, 2018 10am-2pm Local Preview of Bellevue College’s Autistics Present

November 2018 Panel on the intersection of disability and sexual violence during Abuse of Elders and Adults with Disabilities Annual Conference 

November 2018 Intergroup Dialogue Panel for Autism 200 series 

Autism 200 is a series of 90-minute classes for parents and caregivers of children with autism who wish to better understand autism spectrum disorder. Faculty from Seattle Children’s and the University of Washington and community providers teach the classes. Each class includes time for questions. The Intergroup Dialogue Panel for Autism 200 series discussed the intergroup process and how it can facilitate communication between autism advocates (autistic individuals engaged in advocacy work around autism) and allistic (non autistic) professionals and parents. 


February 21, 2021 11-1230 Arc’s Autism Exchange Program

A group conversation with parents of Autistic children on zoom as a part of the Arc’s Autism Exchange program. Since the event is close to valentines day, the topic is going to be about the Autistic experience of love within families and romantic relationships. 

November 21 to Present Arc of King County Board/DEI Committee 

Tina Sellers (mix of speaking on panels, speaking to classes, and teaching a class)

June 23, 2017 11am – 12:30pm SAR trans and queer panel 

November 9, 2017 2pm-3pm Advanced clinical sexology course (discuss neuro-diversity, queer experiences and other issues that you believe might present clinically to sex therapists and get mis-interpreted.  What do therapists need to understand?  What are the issues that might present themselves to a therapist?  What myths might a therapist not be wise to? What should a therapist look for when a person is in a relationship or presenting in ways that might be unhealthy or hurtful to themselves or another?... that afternoon will be more focused on clinical treatment issues that might present in the kink, queer, neuro-diverse communities; and how to be of support.) 


February 15, 2018 630pm-830pm Graduate level human sexuality course (panel of folks who experience their sexuality and/or gender in ways that are often misunderstood by the dominant cisgender-straight culture) 


June 22, 2018 2pm-4pm SAR Polyamory and BDSM panel (BDSM 2-3 and Polyamory 3-4) 


November 8, 2018 330pm-430pm Advanced Clinical Sexology Course (focuses more on clinical treatment - so in your lecture it is more on treating folks who are suffering with sensory processing issues while also being queer, etc. I usually like the therapist to be able to assess someone who might have learning/sensory neuro-processing challenges and how best to serve them.  One of the types of cases to come up in the last couple of years is Autistic teens who are becoming sexually curious and parents who don’t know how to deal with this. If you are able to come back in November, I am wondering if you have thoughts on how best to deal with this with a kid?  And with the parents – that you would be willing to bring into your lecture as well?) 


February 21, 2019 615pm-815pm Human Sexuality class Topics discussed: Autism, Neurodiversity, and Human Sexuality 


June 28, 2019 11am-4pm SAR Northwest Institute on Intimacy (NWIOI) Gender Diversity, BDSM, and Polyamory Panels 


October 31, 2019 3:45pm – 5pm Advanced Clinical Sexology Course  (focus on the clinical issues that arise for people who are not neurotypical.  It would be great if you could also cover some of the developmental life cycle issues affecting sexuality and gender identity, and how clinicians can be helpful to both the clients and the parents. As always, please throw in whatever else you think therapists need to know about working with this very diverse population. This is the class that focuses on clinical issues, and how to treat both effectively and with cultural humility.)

June 26, 2020 130pm-230pm BDSM and Kink Panel SAR


November 12, 2020 345pm-515pm Advanced Clinical Sexology Topics discussed: Autism, Neurodiversity, and Human Sexuality 


April 23, 2021 9am-1pm Autism and Human Sexuality Class Topics discussed: Autism, Neurodiversity, and Human Sexuality


November 14, 2021 130pm-3pm Advanced Clinical Sexology Course Topic: Providing Culturally Sensitive Care to those who Experience Life at the Intersection of Gender Diversity and Neurodiversity


Class Series/Stand Alone Class

Saturday September 4, September 18, October 2, October 16, and October 30, 2021 11am-1pm PST 

Monday September 13, September 20, September 27, October 4, October 11, 2021 8am-10am PST/11am – 1pm EST

Tuesday Sept 14 Sept 21 Oct 5 Oct 12 Oct 19 2021 2am-4pm PST

Monday Oct 25, Nov 1, Nov 8, Nov 15 2021 4pm-6pm PST

Monday January 24, February 7, February 14, February 21 2022 11am-130pm PST

Monday April 4, April 11, April 18, April 25, May 2 2022 4pm-6pm PST

Wednesday June 15, June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20 2022 3pm-5pm PST

Saturday July 2, July 9, August 6 2022 10am-1230pmPST

Friday October 28, November 4 2022 1130am-130pmPST



September 4, 2020 11:00am-12:00pm PST

February 19, 2021 5:30pm-630pm PST

November 20 2021 at 2pm-3pmPST

February 2, 2022 11:30am-12:30pmPST 

February 2, 2022 1:00pm-2pm PST 
March 16, 2022 1pm-2pm PST

May 4, 2022 2:00pm-3:00pm PST

July 20, 2022 9:00am-10:00am PST 


Professional Development

Sex Education

June 13-16 2019 AASECT Conference

 Facilitating Contention Within Sexuality Education 

 Opening Plenary - Sexual & Social Liberation (Saah) 

 Engaging Diversity Plenary (Wilson-Beattie) 

 Dialogue Panel Presentation (Carver, Alexander, Lehr) 

 Beyond Yes and No: Embodying Desire for Creative, Collaborative Consent (Daley) 

 Soloing, Muffing and Prostage Education (Stiritz) 

 Whipple Plenary (Jawed-Wessel)

 Schiller Plenary (Bornstein) 

 Dialogue Panel Presentation (Stayton) 

 Awards Luncheon Plenary (Resnick) 

 Christian Suspicion of Pleasure: A Faith-Informed Response (Dale) 

 Dialogue Panel Presentation (Hopgood-Jones, Thomas, Walker) 

 Sex and The Soma (Richmond) 

 Sexual Self-Advocacy for People with Different Abilities (Weber, Dukes) 


June 4-5 2020 AASECT Virtual Summit

 Sex, Love, and Intimate Connections in the Midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic: Findings from a U.S. Nationally  Representative Probability Survey (Herbenick, Hensel) 

 Confronting the Crisis: Creating Sexual Liberation Through Social Justice Work (Carter) 

 Beyond the Bottom Step: Exploring the 2020 National Standards for Sex Education (Driver)


June 8-12, 2021 AASECT Virtual Summit 

 June 8, 2021 AASECT 2021 Pre-Conference Workshop: Sex Therapy and Counseling Beyond the Binary: Trans Erotic

 June 9, 2021 AASECT 2021 Pre-Conference Workshop: What’s Driving the Desire for Kink? Discerning Self-Actualizing from  Destructive Motives

June 10-12, 2021 Main Conference 

 Opening Plenary: Navigating sexual wellness in a digitized landscape: A panel discussion

 Kink in Color: Celebrating Black Bodies in Kink Spaces

 Sex & Cannabis: A Full Lifecycle Perspective

 Trans and Intersex Centric Sex Ed Across the Lifespan

 Whipple Family Plenary: Giving teens a voice: Lessons about sex, sexuality, and the internet from research

 Social Justice Plenary: Towards collective liberation:  A conversation with Dominique Morgan & Eli Green

 Coming Into Our Own: The Sexual Life Stories of Post-Menopausal Women

 When Pornography is an Issue: Couples in Conflict and People Who Watch Too Much

 Exploring Sexual Communication, Pleasure and Freedom for Gender Minorities With Chronic Illness, Pain and other  Disabilities

 Let the Circle Be Unbroken: Addressing Religious Guilt and Sexual Shame

 Affirmative, Pleasure-Based Therapy for Young Adolescents Exploring Gender and Sexuality

 Ogden Plenary: Young Sex, Old Sex: The Porn Star and the Little Old Lady Reveal What Therapists Should Know

 Adopting a Sex Positive Approach to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) Sexual Health

 Genital Practices Around the World and Implications for Educators, Counselors and Therapists

 Schiller Plenary: Pleasure is the measure

June 2-4, 2022 AASECT Conference

 Engaging Diversity Plenary: Widen Your Aperture: A Guide to How and Where We
Abortion on Our Own Terms: Fighting Criminalization of Self-managed Abortion 

 Connecting with Sex Workers: A Strengths-based Liberationist Approach in Educational and Clinical Interventions with Sex  Workers 

 Internalized Homonegativity Among Same Gender Loving Black Men: The Foundations of Truth
Live Poster Q&A Session
WTH is the AASECT Code of Conduct? 

 Whipple Plenary: LGBTQ+ Adolescent Bullying: Health Outcomes, Policy Influence, and Innovative Solutions
General Plenary: Kissing and Telling: Embodied Eroticism and the Stories Our Bodies Tell 

 #FACTS About Sex Counseling: Dialogue & Discussion
African-centered Sex Therapy
Gender Freedom: Play, Pleasure, and Possibility Beyond Trans 101
DEI & EBI: Incorporating Anti-racist Strategies into Evidence-based Sex Ed Curricula 

 Families of Youth Who Sexually Offend: Understanding Their Experiences in the Aftermath of the Sexual Offense
Kink in Clinician: Intersections of Sex Positive Kink for Sex Positive Clinicians Disrupting Compulsory Sexuality: An Asexual  Perspective
In Between the Lines: The Art of Erotic Writing
Sex Work, Gen Z, and the Internet: Using Relational Cultural Therapy to Bridge Generational Gaps
Sex, Love and Superheroes: Reviewing Sexuality and Sexual Expression in Pop Culture
Speaking from the Margins - No More! on a Journey to Decolonize Muslim Sexuality 

 Transition in the Military, the Service Member Perspective
Schiller Plenary: The Path to Professionalism: Who Gets to Be a Sex Educator? 

January 28-January 30 2022 SEXABA 2022 Conference 

June 8-10, 2022 STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Virtual Summit: Sensory Health in Autism 

September 9-10, 2020 Sex Down South Conference 


September 8-10, 2022 Sex Down South Conference 


June 2, 2017 Welcoming Black and Native Families to Your Practice Simkin Center Bastyr


July 19, 2021 Ante Up Islam and Sexuality 101 with Bina Bakhtiar, MSW, LSWAA

April 5 & 12, 2022 Ante Up High Impact: Psychedelics and Sexuality with Dee Dee Goldpaugh, LCSW 

October 27, 2021 and November 3, 2021 Ante Up Asexuality and Aromanticism with Aubri Lancaster 

August 17, 2022 AASECT Book Club SIG Meeting # 6: ADHD After Dark 

March, 11, 2022 AASECT Book Club SIG Meeting # 9: The Leather Couch

May 6, 2022 AASECT Book Club SIG Meeting # 10: Rewriting the Rules 


March 24, 2023 AASECT Book Club SIG Meeting # 14: So tell me about the last time you had sex


August 20th-21st, 2022 TASHRA Exploring Issues and Clinical implications around BDSM/Kink and Non-Suicidal Self-injury

July 16th- 17th, 2022 TASHRA Double Gifted: Kinky and Neurodiverse


August 4, 2022 SSSS BDSM/Kink Special Interest Group August 2022 Meeting

Hall Monitors and Ambassadors to Ecstasy: How Dungeon Monitors View Their Role in Semi-Public BDSM Venues - Ashley Haymond, PhD, Med, MPM

Sick Fuck: Navigating Kink and Chronic Illness - Anne Barringer, BA & Yoseñio V. Lewis, BA

Somatic Re-Experiencing of Sexual Trauma - Andrew Pari, LCSW, CCTP

Kink Cultural Competence Scale - Vanessa Brown, PsyD; Lexi Gird, MS; & Courtney Cabell, MA

March 23 & 30, 2021 Ante Up Disability Justice co-taught with Sins Invalid  

October 14-15, 2022 STAR Institute for Sensory Processing STAR Institute Sensory Symposium: Sensory Health and Sensory Informed Care  


November 1-4, 2022 STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Star Foundations of Development Course: Sensory Processing, Regulation, and Relationship 


Graduate School 

Spring 2020 Special Topic in Sex: Sex Avoidance 

Spring 2020 Sexuality Educator Practicum 

Winter 2020 Fundamentals of sexuality education 

Winter 2020 Wheel of Consent 

Spring 2019 Counseling Gender Spectrum 

Spring 2019 Leading Workshops in Sexuality 

Spring 2019 Leadership and Reform

Summer 2019 Human Sexuality

Fall 2019 Adult Teaching & Learning Frameworks 

Winter 2019 Diversity and Equity

Fall 2018 Human Growth & Dev Across Life 

Fall 2018 Curriculum Studies & Ref Practice



Winter 2019 Antioch University Seattle SAR 



September 21 & 22, 2015 Liddle Kidz Foundation Touch Therapy for Liddle Kidz with autism (ASD) 16 CE Hours

May 31, 2018 Blue Tower Solutions Let’s Get Real! Talking About Trauma and Sexuality in the Lives of People with Disabilities 

Fall 2018 Antioch Seattle Human Growth & Dev Across Life

June 8-10, 2022 STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Virtual Summit: Sensory Health in Autism 

March 23 & 30, 2021 Ante Up Disability Justice co-taught with Sins Invalid 

July 16th- 17th, 2022 TASHRA Double Gifted: Kinky and Neurodiverse

September/October 2022 KMR Training Inside of Autism 

Standpoint epistemology

Standpoint epistemology claims that authority over knowledge is created through direct experience of a condition or situation (Kapp, 2020, p. V). 

A lot of what is written about autistics is by allistics (non-autistics). Lived experience matters and can be useful in designing research and support.

“Tenured scholars are not the only people who produce knowledge or who deserve credit for their expertise” (Chen, 2020, p. 18). 

Kapp, S. K. (2020). Autistic community and the neurodiversity movement: stories from the frontline. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan.

Chen, A. (2020). Ace: What asexuality reveals about desire, society, and the meaning of sex. Beacon Press.

Polyvagal Theory

October 2020 and January 2021 The Embody Lab Applied Polyvagal Theory in Therapeutic Yoga Levels 1 & 2 courses with Dr. Arielle Schwartz 

Fall 2021 NCBTMB Ethics, Communication and Boundaries Through The Lens of the Nervous System 


Massage Therapy 

August 5 -August 8, 2015 Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations (Bastyr University) Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy Certification Course


February 24-25, 2017 Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations (Bastyr University) When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women


July 17 & 18, 2015 Liddle Kidz Foundation Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist 


September 21 & 22, 2015 Liddle Kidz Foundation Touch Therapy for Liddle Kidz with Autism (ASD) 


September 19 & 20, 2015 Liddle Kidz Foundation Touch Therapy for Liddle Kidz with Trauma 


July 31 – August 3, 2015 International Association of Infant Massage (Bastyr University) Infant Massage Educator Training 


January 8-10, 2016 Crafted Touch, Inc. Pediatric Fascial Balancing for Newborns. 

November 6, 7, & 8, 2017 Liddle Kidz Foundation Certified Infant Massage Teacher (CIMT) course 24 CE Hour 


July 19-21 2018 Crafted Touch, Inc. Craniosacral for Infants 


October 25, 2017 Pacific Northwest School of Massage Muscle-Specific Deep Tissue Techniques for the Iliopsoas, Diaphragm, and QL 4.5 hours


April 8, 2018 Pacific Northwest School of Massage Ethics, A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Understanding Illegitimate Massage and Human Trafficking 


February 23 2019 Pacific Northwest School of Massage Somatic Nervous System and Proprioception


March 30, 2019 Pacific Northwest School of Massage Self-Care and Deep Tissue Techniques for the Hands, Wrists & Forearms


June 7-8, 2022 IAIM Virtual Conference 


July 15th – 17th, 2022 Franklin Method® Fascia Trainer for the Face, Neck & Shoulders 


October 26-27 & November 2-3, 2022 STAR Institute for Sensory Processing A Holistic and Integrative Approach to Pediatric Pelvic Health


AMTA Virtual Courses 

Massage Ramifications of the Anatomy and Physiology of the Spinal Cord 

Helping Clients Manage Migraines  

Self-Care for Massage Therapists: Body Mechanics 

Research and Massage Therapy 

IMTRC: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic with Massage Therapy 

Dealing with Ethical Gray Areas in Massage Therapy 

Ethics and the Power Differential 

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